Cassandra Pinkney

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Founder and Executive Director, Eagle Academy Public Charter School

Washington, D.C.

Cassandra Pinkney, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Eagle Academy Public Charter School, has over thirty years of experience in the education field. She served as the D.C. Public School System’s Early Childhood and Special Education Coordinator and earned her Masters in Early Childhood, Special Education and Human Development from George Washington University.

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Posted Oct. 7, 2016
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An Open Letter to the NAACP & Black Lives Matter: We Are On the Same Team

Cassandra Pinkney, co-founder and executive director of Eagle Academy Public Charter School, authored this letter to the NAACP a few…

By Cassandra Pinkney

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Posted June 14, 2016
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At This D.C. Charter School, a High Quality Education Means More Than Math and Reading

Tests like the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam are meant to test for academic…

By Joe Smith, Cassandra Pinkney

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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When the Only Real Choice Is Private: My Unlikely Attraction to School Vouchers

I felt that the free education my daughter was getting was just too expensive. I needed to find a school that would start filling her academic gaps while also providing culturally responsive pedagogy.…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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Public Dollars Should Pay for Public Schools: That’s Why I Support High-Quality Charter Schools and Not Vouchers

We live in a free country and a parent should have the right to opt out of the public school system. But that parent does not have a right to take with them a proportional share of public education dollars any more than a pacifist can extract his share of defense spending. …

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 21, 2017
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You Want Parents? This Is What It’s Going to Take to Empower Them in the Fight for Better Schools

Parent organizing ain’t easy. Many organizations have tried to organize parents and communities and have failed. We end up yelling at parents, “Parent involvement is…

By Keri Rodriguez Lorenzo

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